yoga

noun
yo·​ga | \ ˈyō-gə How to pronounce yoga (audio) \

Definition of yoga

1 capitalized : a Hindu theistic philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and attain liberation
2 : a system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and sometimes meditation derived from Yoga but often practiced independently especially in Western cultures to promote physical and emotional well-being

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Other Words from yoga

yogic \ ˈyō-​gik How to pronounce yogic (audio) \ adjective, often capitalized

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While yoga or a long walk might do the trick for some, others might need more intense physical exertion to feel relaxed, like a hike, Kurz adds. Cassie Shortsleeve, Time, "How to Take a Relaxing Vacation Without Stressing About Work," 4 June 2019 Yoga time: Kim Sowinski sends word that yoga classes are offered at 4:30 p.m. Mondays, 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Blvd. Carol Kovach, cleveland.com, "75th anniversary of D-Day commemorated at Cuyahoga Community College: Sun Postings," 3 June 2019 For those with little ones, the hotel not only offers villas with multiple bedrooms, but also a kid spa, family cooking classes, and even kid yoga. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Where to Stay and What to Do in Santorini—For Those Not On Their Honeymoon," 28 May 2019 Adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services advises, and everything from brisk walking to active yoga to yard work counts. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "15 Ways to Sleep Better Tonight, According to Experts," 2 May 2019 Peloton, the company whose top-dollar bikes saved hard-core spinning fans from having to schlep all the way to Flywheel, now films yoga and meditation classes live in a West Village studio for subscribers to follow, in real time, on the brand’s app. Maggie Bullock, Vogue, "Is Telefitness the Wave of the Future? Or Another Way Tech Is Keeping Us Apart?," 15 May 2019 An outsize spa and recreation facility called the Hub offers yoga and art studios and even a basketball court. Mark Rozzo, Town & Country, "Introducing Blackberry Mountain, the Idyllic New Resort from Blackberry Farm," 11 Feb. 2019 That’s up from 2012, when 9 percent were doing yoga and 4 percent meditating. Eliza Barclay, Vox, "The growth of yoga and meditation in the US since 2012 is remarkable," 11 Nov. 2018 Join us at the museum for solar science, hands-on activities, yoga and music. Yoshina Okamoto, Anchorage Daily News, "Celebrating summer solstice: Here are parties and events around Alaska," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of yoga

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for yoga

Sanskrit, literally, yoking, from yunakti he yokes; akin to Latin jungere to join — more at yoke

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The first known use of yoga was in 1785

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yoga

noun

English Language Learners Definition of yoga

: a system of exercises for mental and physical health
: a Hindu philosophy that teaches a person to experience inner peace by controlling the body and mind

yoga

noun
yo·​ga | \ ˈyō-gə How to pronounce yoga (audio) \

Medical Definition of yoga

1 capitalized : a Hindu theistic philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and attain liberation
2 : a system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation derived from Yoga but often practiced independently especially in Western cultures to promote bodily or mental control and well-being — see hatha yoga

Other Words from yoga

yogic \ -​gik How to pronounce yogic (audio) \ adjective

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